It started as a medical reason, although I have never been a real big meat eater. I cut out all dairy, eggs, fish, poultry & meat. It has now turned
into a moral issue for me.
A little while back, my hair started to fall out. I thought it was just an after effect of the anesthesia, or so people told me. Now I'm not so sure.
If I can give you an indication of how much hair is falling out- If I roll it into a tight ball, it's a little bit smaller than a tennis ball...
slightly larger than a golf ball. Now, it doesn't stop in the shower. All day long if I put my hands through my hair, about 10 strands come out each
It has also taken over 3 weeks for my nails to grow 2mm and some are splitting apart horizontally, yet, they are very hard and strong.
I will never go back to eating meat. But dairy and eggs? I don't know... I know the dairy industry is just as bad as the meat industry and I don't
want to support it. And from everything I've heard and read about dairy, animal protein and cancer, I'm not too sure I want to go down that path.
I really do eat a balanced vegan diet. Lots of fruits, veggies at night, whole grains like rice and quinoa. Olive oil, coconut oil. I get protein from
beans like soy, chickpeas etc.
Maybe I'm doing something wrong.
I also do occasionally take a B12 supplement, which comes from plant extracts.
I can't even imagine eating a little chicken egg... but I crave it. After 3 months though?! Should cravings not be gone by now?
So, I'm in a catch 22 here. There are people just waiting for me to fail at this and I would hate to prove them right. I want to eat in an ethical and
kind way. But I also don't want to feel like I have failed, and make myself even more sick at the same time.
I have major stomach issues as well, so I am also gluten free since a week ago... Talk about cutting out major food groups.
Anyone with advice?
My nails used to grow at such a rapid rate that I could not have my nails done because they just grew too fast. Those nails normally last a woman
about 2-3 weeks, mine lasted a week. So I'd say they grew about a cm per week and a half.
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